Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Toxxic - SX Magazine Awards Video Categories Judge

Hello dear SX mag enthusiasts and assorted awards interested types,

Time for the next installment in our raw, unedited, unfiltered, and unsweetened inteviews with the video category judges. Up today we have Toxxic, a well established store owner, creative consultant, and video blogger. Please enjoy the raw Q&A we had with her that formed the basis for the interview article published in the August Issue of SX Magazine!

Photo by Maya-el Kusumah

In Toxxic's Words:
I joined Secondlife, August 1st 2009. Explored the virtual world, found love and started a career that is still going strong, 7 years later. I am the creator of a brand called AlterEgo. My store has catered to many different fashion genres over the years, currently we are a full skin/beauty/cosmetic boutique.

I do many things here in Secondlife, create, blog/vlog, organize events, custom freelance, photography... we can say I like to stay busy. Secondlife has opened many doors for my creative soul and I still look forward, every day to see where my journey goes.

You are a highly successful store owner, graphic designer, event organizer, custom artist... the list goes on. Your interest in the adult community is...
Toxxic: I believe my interest in the adult community stems from my promiscuous tendencies. My brand is quite suggestive, sexy, dirty, hardcore, flirty ... we aren't over here painting butterflies. lol. I am a skin designer, every detail that goes into my product, is a reflection from tools I am using as reference. Often, I look at RL porn stars, models, many different types of photographs to incorporate shine, gloss, glisten, wetness ... heh you get the idea. I wouldnt think, that anyone would be surprised that the creator of AlterEgo was doing something inside the adult community. I can do kinky ... ;)

Your video experience I understand is primarily related to vlogging for your different SL stores/programs. You agreed to be a judge for these adult specific movie awards because...
Toxxic: Yass! I received an invitation and quickly accepted! In the letter, it sounded really interesting. I have judged a few contests before, I remember them being quite fun and none of them were porn related, so ++! I tend to be a thrill seeker, so when this came across my desk, how could I say no?

What will you be looking for, in general, from a well produced adult video?
Toxxic: I am probably going to be a picky one for sure. When reviewing films, I am typically looking for accuracy in the edit, quality shooting, storyline and the actors performances. My machinima experience is novice probably, but I know when something looks good and well put together. I also know, how hard it is to make a film, my partner is a film director & editor in RL / also the now RL hubby :P~, so the keys on what to look for in a video you are critiquing ... have been absorbed over the years.

Have you ever done, or considered using your artistic skills to produce adult content?
Toxxic: If this question is referring to adult video, yes I have been tempted, I have been approached to star in a couple things, but due to the nature of my main business here, I have declined. To be honest, its a fantasy that will probably never happen, my sl partner, is my rl partner and he would have none of this happening to his pixel wife! So I am content with basically ... being a tease :)

A movie production is different from a vlog because...
Toxxic: Oh well a Vlog is just you, talking to a camera. A movie actually takes some effort lolol. When I produce Vlogs, they are mainly about topics I am either ranting about or trying to teach people something. I am not acting,  I am very real in these videos. Also, most of my Vlogs are live streamed, so skips countless hours in post. Movies, take dedication, time, lots of time, patience, gah just so much goes in to them. My Vlogs haha are just different outlets I use to express whatever is going on in my head at the moment.

I got started doing videos because...
Toxxic: LOL! Well to be quite honest, I started to do videos because I wanted to show my hubbs and our friend, Rysan Fall I could do this too and probably better! Ha Ha, the point of "I can do this too" completed, and the point of "better", still working on it! I have never created a full film or anything to the degree these two have, I dont know even that I have the patience. My stuff is hobby-ish and fun. These two win awards, so ... ya know *looks away*

I enjoy producing videos because...
Toxxic: I like to be able to show, how I see Secondlife to my community of followers. I feel like, we all see this place in a different view. I find it interesting to watch others creative juices flow, so with that same enjoyment, I offer up my POV.

I draw inspiration in my videos from...
Toxxic: Oh! I am a Music Video LoveRRRR! I can sit on Youtube for hours and hours, looking at music videos I have seen 100 times. It inspires me though, to come inworld and try and capture the same effect, look and feel. It will even light a fire to where I create in general, better. Music really does play a huge part in what level of awesome I can create here.

The best way to deliver the story in a movie is...  (eg. subtitles, captions, voice-over, the imagery itself... )
Toxxic: I would say Voice-Over and Imagery. But the story has to be good. Like in my opinion, no good story = no one cares.

The optimal length for a movie is...
Toxxic: Feature Film 1hr 30min
Short film no more than 20 minutes

Full in-world scenery or green screen?
Toxxic: Personally I like inworld scenery, but green screen is good to use for certain aspects that can't be achieved otherwise.

Producing a video involves... (eg. commentary on steps, time to conceptualize/plan/shoot/edit...)
Toxxic: For me, my videos are pretty small scale, but I do the same motions as bigger productions. Scout locations, search music, gather actors, draw a storyboard, test shoot, character creation / styling, etc etc lol. Its a process, even on the low end of the totem pole.

a successful actress/actor is...
Toxxic: Someone who can embrace their roles, whole heartedly, devote countless hours to rehearsal and probably have a great work ethic over all. A successful actor, sells it, lives it, breathes it.

I would work with an actor/actress again because... (eg appearance, personality, dependability...)
Toxxic: I would say one would need to be dependable for sure. That sometimes in my experience seems to be the biggest challenge for people to commit to. Yes, ofc personality and the ability to actually act. I really dig people who can work alone as well, self starters and leaders. People who can help and are willing to help others too.

A new actor/actress can most benefit from...
A new video producer can most benefit from...
Toxxic: Same answer for both questions. I feel like when you are new, stepping into, especially a creative field, you will most likely benefit from the amount of time you put in to practice. Whether that be rehearsals or general creating even just sample pieces. I often really stand behind the belief that you will get out, what you put into any one project. I also think, being social with your community, talking to people, exchanging experiences and tribulations, reaching out and possibly collaborating on projects, benefit new people trying to learn tricks of the trade. When you are new, to anything, you need to open for everything. Keep a positive outlook and just absorb all around you like a sponge.

The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club

Monday, 28 November 2016

SX Magazine Awards - Nominations for the Best Male Model Category

Hello everyone,

Yesterday (in SL timezone, at any rate), we posted the Best Actress nominations and today we want to follow it up with perhaps the most underappreciated and under served group of hard working people in the porn community. Those really keeping track of our nominations announcements already know who I am talking about (which is all of you reading this right now, I am sure :). But, enough of my rambling, today we are truly happy to announce,

The nominations for the SX Magazine Award for Best Male Model are:

Benjamin Bigdipper (Ben's application picture 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Cross Aura (Cross' application picture 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Nicasio Ansar (Nica's application picture 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Rob Roxley (Rob's application picture 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Talisker Braveheart (Talisker's application picture 1, 2, 3, and 4)

As always, we wish the nominees good luck, and we don't envy the judges decision in this category.

The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club

Sunday, 27 November 2016

SX Magazine Awards - Nominations for the Best Actress Category

Hello dear readers,

It's nominations time again, and it's time for the Best Actress Category. Also, within the next 2 days we'll announce the date for the Gala Event, to which all the applicants are invited. Stay tuned

The nominations for the SX Magazine Award for the category Best Actress are:

RACHEL AVRO  ( watch Rachel's movie here )

URMELI ELLISSON  ( watch Urmeli's movie here )

CARLY MODE  ( watch Carly's movie here )

RIKKI SIXX  ( watch Rikki's movie here )

ERIKA THORKVELD  ( watch Erika's movie here )

Best Luck to all the nominated !

The SX Magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Hard Rust - SX Magazine Awards Video Categories Judge

Hello dear readers,

As we lead up to the SX Magazine Awards, we would like to bring you the full interviews with our video category judges. These are the raw Q&A that formed the basis for the articles we published in the August Issue of SX Magazine. First up, we have a cornerstone of the porn community, Hard Rust. He is a producer as well as a social pillar in the "late night SLT" crowds of porn. And as you can see from the interview, he has a healthy dose of humour and, perhaps, irreverence.

Photo by Maya-el Kusumah
In Hard's Words:
Hard enjoys watching people have fun. Since 2006, he's tried to provide the people of SL with ways to be entertained, usually in a sexual way.  He created Hard Alley to give people a place to roleplay their dirty urban fantasies (the first in SL), and considering the plethora of dirty urban sex sites today, it must have been a pretty good idea.  Hard went on to create the School Girls Gone Bad Detention Center, and later, with his wife Spirit, created Retroville, a 50's themed RP sim based on Hard Alley of the past.  Hard retired from running the sim in 2016 but stays active with the Hard Alley Social Club, located on the Vice Beach Sim.

I got started in movies...
Hard: As a video producer, director, and editor in RL (mostly producing work for the Army), and having what amounted to a sim full of movie sets (Hard Alley), Hard met SL porn video pioneers Emmanuelle Jameson and Serenity Kristan-Faulds and decided to try his hand and producing a quick, fun porn flick.  A succession of videos followed, using standard porn themes such as failing schoolgirl, cheating with the secretary, girls in prison, and down-on-her-luck waitress.  Preferring movies that told stories (usually humorous), Hard teamed up with Ainsley Wirefly for his next movie which was fully scripted and voice acted.  After cranking out yet another simple porn themed movie (naughty nurse), Hard worked with Spirit to produce his longest and last film, "Seams and Dreams Burlesque", winning the Sexiest Award for Best Story.

I enjoy being a producer because...
Hard: Mostly because I enjoy the creative process and have fun telling stories.

I draw inspiration from...
Hard: Old movies.

The best way to deliver the story in a movie is...  (eg. subtitles, captions, the imagery itself... )
Hard: Voice acting makes a huge difference, but subtitles are an acceptable substitute.  It takes a lot of talent to effectively tell a story strictly through visuals.  Music fuck videos don't count.  There's no real story there.

The optimal length for a movie is...
Hard: Normally my answer is "As long as it takes to tell the story", but generally after 5-6 minutes you're going to start losing your audience.  That said, my own movies ranged from 6-19 minutes.

Full in-world scenery or green screen?
Hard: Full in-world scenery is best.  You can create just about anything in SL, so why wouldn't you?

Producing a movie involves... (eg. commentary on steps, time to conceptualize/plan/shoot/edit...)
Hard: Making shit up as you go.  lol.  Usually I have a general idea of the story I want to tell, and I'll shoot the scenes based on that.  As I start editing, I fill in the dialog with subtitles and the story evolves from there.  In RL, I rarely shoot any video without a fully approved script, but that's a bit of overkill for SL.

A successful actress/actor is...
Hard: One that can sit on a poseball quietly while the director captures the video.

I would work with an actor/acctress again because... (eg appearance, personality, dependability...)
Hard: Personality.  For me its all about personality.  We're all here to have fun.  This shouldn't feel like work.  Actors with good personalities during a shoot help keep things fun.

A new actor/actress can most benefit from...
Hard: Networking, going to parties, getting to know people, and not being shy.  Be part of the crowd, not a wallflower.  Other than that, make sure you are willing to alter your appearance if the director asks.

A new producer can most benefit from...
Hard: A lot of alcohol, and a casting couch. *winks*

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

SX Magazine Awards - Nominations for the Best Female Model Category

Hello dear readers,

Once again, I want to express my gratitude to all the girls who applied for the Best Female Model Category.

Due to a tie in the votes of the Judges, exclusively for this category we have not five, but six nominations.

The nominations for the Best Female Model Category are:

ALI FOX ( here are Ali's photos 1 2 3 4 5 )

ANGI MANNERS ( here are Angi's photos 1 2 3 4 5 )

KEMI MILES ( here are Kemi's photos 1 2 3 4 5 )

RIKKI SIXX ( here are Rikki's photos 1 2 3 4 5 )

TORI COOPER ( here are Tori's photos 1 2 3 4 )

ZUBY GLOOM ( here are Zuby's photos 1 2 3 4 5 )

The winner of the Best Female Model Category will be announced in December in a Gala event, to which all the models who applied for this category are invited.

Best of luck to the nominees!

SX Magazine Awards - Nominations for the Best Actor Category

Hello dear readers,

Before the nominations, let me express my gratitude to the guys that sent us their application for this category. A heartfelt THANK YOU to each of you. I expect to see you all at the Gala.

The five actors nominations for the Best Actor Category for the SX Magazine Awards are:

NICASIO ANSAR ( watch Nicasio's movie here )

DACKSTER ( watch Dackster's movie here )

ROB FONSECA ( watch Rob's movie here )

DILLON LECKER ( watch Dillon here )

LARRY VINAVER ( watch Larry's movie here )

The winner for this category will be announced in December in a Gala event, to which all the guys who applied for this category are invited. The date of the Gala will be announced shortly.

The wait is over

Hello dear readers,

as many of you know, when we created the SX Magazine, we decided to organize the SX Magazine Awards, to celebrate the skills and creativity of the wonderful players of this community that we consider like a family, and of which we are proud to be part.

 A few months after this adventure began, I'm happy to announce you that in the next month of December, we'll announce the winners of the competition in a Gala Night, to which ALL the applicants are invited. You'll recive a formal invite shortly. So many of you joined us in this idea, making the Awards a  great event already, and we are grateful to each of you.

In the first part of the operations, our Judges selected a group of five candidates among which in a second round, they will chose the winner of each Category. These five nominations will be announced in the next days, starting from Today.

Today we'll announce the nominations for the Categories Best Actor, and Best Female Model. 

This is just the beginning, join us in this exciting adventure.